July 21 2014 08:16AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided today's salary arbitration hearing with defenceman Cody Franson by signing him to a one-year, $3.3M contract, because apparently everyone had tee times.
Franson was the Leafs' highest scoring defender last season, with five goals and 33 points in 79 games.
July 10 2014 09:49PM
It's been a pretty big day for Rinat Valiev, the Leafs' 2014 3rd round pick. First, he learned how to cook nutritious meals as part of Toronto's prospect development camp. Then, he signed a three-year entry level contract.
June 30 2014 04:53PM
It appears that Dave Morrison, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Director of Amateur Scouting, has pleasantly surprised a good number of his critics.
While a few of the newest Leafs certainly possess size and strength, each one of them has a developing offensive game that the organization’s prospect pool certainly lacked. With all due respect to Connor Brown, Andreas Johnson, and Carter Verhaeghe, offensive skill was an area that the Leafs sorely needed to improve upon.
June 28 2014 11:27AM
With their last pick in the draft, the Leafs selected Swedish winger Pierre Engvall out of Frolunda's J20 SuperElit team. At 6'4, 190lbs, Toronto waited until the 7th round, 188th overall to draft size - and they'll be getting some skill to go along with it.
June 28 2014 10:58AM
Apparently, Dave Morrison was a big fan of American junior league players this year.
To go along with USHL picks J.J. Piccinich and Dakota Joshua, the Leafs selected 6'0, 190lb left winger Nolan Vesey with their 6th round pick, 158th overall.